Excuses or Results??

excusesTo Succeed is a choice – you can have results or Excuses – you can’t have both;)! What do you choose ??


The scariest part when it comes to excuses (my own experience) is that they sound SO LOGICAL!! You make excuses so you can “justify” for yourself why it’s ok not to take action, or why it’s ok not to leave your comfort zone to go after what you want – because, it’s much easier to just be right where you are. It’s safe. It’s comfortable… and with a “good excuse”, you’re excused too; P hehe, this is SCARY !!!!! DO NOT GET LOST HERE! TAKE ACTION! GO FOR RESULTS so you can reach your goals and dreams – you’re going to feel much better tomorrow !!! <3

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Mind your own business

It’s very easy, in life in general, to get the habit of always meaning something about what others are doing, and how they are doing it. If you’re one of those who are always sticking your nose into others businesses, you should become aware of this, and stop it. The reason is: There’s a big chance that this habit will destroy you, the way you look at yourself and your potential in life… Why?
– You start to compare youself with others.
– You start to compete with others.
– You start to worry about others problems.
– You start to judge and talk about others.
– You loose focus on your own business, on what YOU’RE doing and what you already have.

Why you should stop doing this, and how to turn it in to something positive
– First of all, when you compare yourself and where you are in life with others, it will make you feel like shit. Why? You will most likely compare you with someone you look up to, your idol, and compare your beginning to their middle… You forget the fact that they have once been where you are today, and it’s just the matter of time before you get there aswell. When you forget this fact, you will feel that you’re so far from where you want to be, and that you’re failing. So, just stop this NOW and instead, start to see the progress in you by comparing yourself with where YOU was one week ago, one month ago, one year ago! – and remember to enjoy the journey while working towards your goals !
– To be competitive is one thing, another thing is when you’re always trying to compete against others. It will bring you bitterness, negative feelings and you will start to wish for other people to fail. People really need to realise that there is more then enough out there for EVERYONE. You don’t have to compete, become better, or replace anyone to win! The only one you should ever compete with is yourself, to become a better version of you.
– About worrying: the best is ofcourse not to worry at all! Most of the things we worry about will NEVER happend, so worrying is a waste of energy. But, if you end up worrying, atleast spend that time and energy on YOU. What’s the point of worrying about what others are upto, and their problems?? It will only bring you one thing: STRESS! Unless someone pays you to worry for them, I suggest that you deside to stop it, and put your energy into something productive instead.
– I like this quote “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Stop discussing others! It won’t lead to anything positive, and it’s a waste of time as no one cares about your opinion anyway.. If your life is that boring that you can’t find anything else to talk about then other people – find a hobby! Get up to something! Create your own life! So when you meet your friends you can share experiences and stuff you’ve been doing, instead of talking behind peoples back..
– ..And, just stop judging. There is a story behind every person and happening that you know nothing about. Remember “The rumors you hear about me, are as true as the ones I hear about you.”
– When you’re so interested and focused on what others are doing, it’s very easy to loose focus on your life, and to forget what you already have. You watch what THEY HAVE, and the only thing you can think of is that YOU need the same, so you can become as successful and happy as them. Start to look at others as an inspiration instead. Learn from them, pick up ideas and thoughts, and qualities they have that you want to develop and become better at. And always remember to stay focused on YOU. Remember to be grateful for what you already have. Remember how lucky you are, remember all the great people in your life, and remember all the qualities you already have within you.

Live your life, focus on being the best YOU can be. Focus on your progress and the positives in your life. What others are doing – let it be their business.. It will bring you peace, positivity, a better feeling about yourself and better results in whatever it is that you are working towards. – Berit wisdom-quotes-eleanor-roosevelt-quotes-gossip-quotes-Ops2Zz-quote

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My only talent

I don’t have a Bachelor or Master degree. I don’t have any papers saying what I can do, or what I’m good at – But I do have something else, that I’m confident has helped me getting much longer then I would ever get with any degree alone: I never give up.

Giving up is the only thing that will stop you from reaching your goals. Just be prepared for the journey you have to go to get there, prepare for what you will have to face, and deside NOW that you will NEVER GIVE UP.

Be prepared for challenges. Be prepared to feel uncomfortable. Be prepared to fail. Be prepared to be judge. Be prepared for people laughing at you. Be prepared for doubts. Be prepared for days where you will feel like shit and want to give up. Be prepeard to get up, and keep going no matter what! Be prepared for late nights. Be prepared to work. Be prepared to WIN and to get the life and freedom you deserve! – Berit
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It took 4 hours on a small speed boat..

To go from Koh Lipe to this Beautiful Place…
image..Phi Phi Island, Thailand. Crystal clear water, good food, great night life, nice beaches and so many Islands and good spots around that you can visit by a short boat trip or even by kayaking.
image<3 Fresh Mango Shake, Have to have atleast one every day!
imageTodays office. I travel around but I do work aswell – but what is better then doing your work from an ipad, with this view..?
imagePhi Phi by Night. Full of life! If you like drinks and fire shows at the beach – this is the place for it!
imageOne of the beautiful spots only 30 minutes with a Long tail boat from PhiPhi: Maya Bay (The Island where the movie “The Beach” was filmed). You can get a Long Tail boat for a half day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours).
imageMet up with my friend from Norway and her boyfriend in Phi Phi – They are on easter holiday in Thailand. Thanks for a great time guys <3
imageLong Tail boats at Maya Bay
imageIf you like kayaking you can rent one for 200 bath pr hour, and go around to some nice beaches and bays close to Phi Phi. We rented a kayak for 2 hours and went to Monkey Beach.
imageThere is a big chance to see Monkeys on this beach, unfortunatily we didn’t.. Also, this is one of the best snorkling spots in this area – so bring snorkling gear!
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I just arrived…

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When I first started this blog, I desided it would only be a blog to share my thoughts and ideas when it comes to mindset and business. But I have changed my mind :)

The REASON I started my online business in the first place, and ended up starting this blog, is my passion for travelling and my burning desire to be free. It’s a huge part of my life, so it feels right to share that on this blog aswell.

So I’m going to start to share more from my journey. Travel pictures, how I work, the good times, but also the challenges of being an entrepreneur – working for my goals and dreams.
Believe it or not – but it’s terifying for me to open up like this – it’s SO FAR OUT of my comfortzone… If someone told me 5 years ago I would sit here today, writing a blog…. No way..
But, I’m going to push my limits and do this anyway, to hopefully inspire some of you to go after what you want, and live your dream aswell..

And, I just arrived Koh Lipe, Thailand.
– Berit

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How to get more done working from home

1) Get up and get ready like you’re going in to the office
This is where a lot of people fail when they start their own home based business, including me.
It’s so easy to sleep in when you’re Working from home, specially if you’re one of those (like me) that loves to sleep and could stay in bed the whole day. No matter how good bed is – if you want to make your home based office work, you need to get up and get ready like you’re going to the office.
Of course you can have days now and then when you don’t dress up – but the days I wake up, get dressed and fix my hair&makeup, are always the days I get most done. It’s all about creating good habits. Get a structure on your day.

(Tips to get out of bed easily: create a dreamboard/visionboard so you know what you’re working for! And when you’re out: Make the bed so it’s not that easy to jump back in.)

2) Have a place to work from
Wherever in the world you are, have a place to work from.
I’ve been travelling and moving around a lot while building my online business – and I can really tell a difference from the hotels/apartments I have stayed where I have had a desk vs the places I have not had one.
If you end up just sitting in your sofa, at the dining table ++ you might start to do other things during your “office” hours: you might see the laundary that you should have done yesterday, or look over at the kitchen bench that is full off stuff you should have cleaned up ++ You can’t focus!
If you set up an “office”, you will sit down and think: Ok, now I’m going to work…

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3) Have a plan, set deadlines
When you’re your own boss it’s up to you to get things done. And to get things done you need a plan and deadlines.
If you wake up without a plan – There is a big chance (my experience) That you will waste time on other stuff.. You wake up and don’t really know what you’re up to, so you might aswell sleep a few extra hours, or go and meet some friends, do some extra classes at your gym – and before you know it, the day is over…
If you have a plan, and know exactly what you’re going to get done – you will wake up, and get started on your “To Do” list.

4) If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it First Thing in the morning

When you have your plan ready, It’s so easy to put off the things you don’t like doing, till the end of the day. What will happend in the end of the day is most likely this:
– You don’t have any time left to do it, and you will make up an exuse for yourself so you can justify it: “I did all this other work today, so I guess it’s ok to putt it off untill tomorrow”
– OR If you still have time – you’re tired from all the other things you have done and are not focused like you were in the early morning when you started working – so even if you get the tasks done, it might not be done 100%, and you might not get the results you expected either. This is bad because very often, the tasks that we keep putting in the end of our list, are the most important tasks that will move your business forward!
SO – “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the BIGGEST one first.”

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5) “You” time
Some people think working all day will make you more productive. It will not. Choose your hours, and choose those hours you know you are most productive – and work them!
In between – allow yourself to have a break, go for lunch, meet some people – have some YOU time where you turn off all work and think about something else.
Even if you’re super busy, and don’t feel like you have time for this – try – I think you will see that you actaully get more done by taking this break!
Whatever gives you energy and recharges your batteries – Go for it!

Hope this was helpful! These #5 are still helping me to stay focused and to work against my goals as my own boss. Not only from home, but also when I’m out travelling -Berit

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Want to be your own boss?

How would you feel if you knew you would never have to have a JOB again? Would it be nice if you could “fire” your boss?? So you could be your own instead, and never again go into the office every Monday?

Does these thoughts make you excited? keep reading!

imageA few years ago, I had no idea what to do with my life. After I finished High School, everyone around me went to University or started to work. I wanted something else, I just didn’t know what or where to start.
I ended up going to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. This changed my life. I lived a life with a freedom I had never experienced before. I travelled, Had casual jobs, met people, had fun and learned so much more about myself and life, then I ever felt I did back in school.
In 2011, after 1 year on this Visa, I was broke, had no job and my Visa was running out. So, I saw no other option then to go home. Back to Norway. Back to reality. For the first time in my life, I started to work Monday to Friday, in a 9-5 job – And I hated it. I looked at the calendar, 2 weeks went by that felt like 2 years, and I asked myself: Is this what I’m going to do, the next 40 years of my life? Is this all life is about? I hated Mondays and looked forward to every weekend.. I felt like going to bed at night and stay there for forever.
I have always looked forward to be an adult, so I could make my own desitions and do what I wanted – but at this moment, I remember I felt that the saying “Dont grow up, it’s a trap” was true..

Then I was introduced to an online, international business. It didn’t take me long to deside if I should do it or not. For me, the thought of being free, working online over sosial media, after my schedule – was almost to good to be true! I saw that I would have to put in time and effort, and that it would take work to make it happend – something that was totally fine with me. I thought, I have to work anyway? So why not put in time and effort in my own business?
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The company I’m with, has allowed me to quit my 9-5 job, to be wherever I want to be, work online through social media. The business has made it possible for me to follow my dreams, so in 2014 I went back to Australia, and been based in Sydney since.
Even if I work – and I work strange, and probably longer hours then a lot of my friends, but because I’m so passionated about what I’m doing, because I love the people I work with, and because I’m having so much fun building my business, for my life and my future – I feel like I’m on a never ending vacation!

My passion is travelling – How would you feel if you could book a one way ticket to a new country, and stay as long as you wanted? Wouldn’t it be awesome?? That is one thing this business has done for me! The last few months (nov.2014-feb.2016) I’ve been to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and atm I’m in Malaysia! After this I’m meeting a friend in Thailand, then catching up with a few friends in Bali before returning to Sydney – I NEVER Thought a normal person like me could have a freedom like this..
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I’m sharing this, because I know there are so many young people out there, with the same thoughts about Work and life as me. Maybe you are stuck in a job you don’t want to be in, in a place where you don’t want to be.
Also, the security around having a job is not the same today as it used to be. It’s hard to find a job today, and even if you do – are you 100% sure your job will be there tomorrow..? Do you have a plan B?

The only reason I’m not there anymore, is because someone told me something else excisted! Teached me how to create an income, without being employed or without having a boss! Am I Grateful? Oh yeah!!! And thats the reason why I’m sharing.
The reason this is possible today, is because the WORLD IS CHANGING!! New doors and opportunities that we never knew about before!! It might be a good idea to think outside the box!
I know, with all my heart, that this is possible for you aswell. Why? Because I have it, and there is nothing special about me! The only difference between you and me, is that I’ve already made my desition. Other then that – we’re the same.

Are you hard working, passionated about life, travelling, meeting people and want something else then a Monday- Friday, 9-5 job for the next 40 years? Do you have a dream? And do you want to put in time and effort in YOUR business? Feel free to get in touch with me. Always nice to connect with like minded people, and maybe we can help eachother out.

If you want something else then what you’re having, the timing is NOW! All you need is Wifi & a Dream!!
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– Berit

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Life can be so much broader…

Everyday, most people wake up and do all the things they HAVE to do. All the things that everyone else are doing. All the normal, everyday tasks. And thats why people do it without even asking a question – because, everyone are doing it..? And thats life..?

I believe there is nothing you HAVE to do. You don’t HAVE to go to school. You don’t HAVE to go to your job that you hate.
Of course, there will be consequences if you don’t do these things- but there are always CHOICES – it is up to you to chose one of them, it is your desition! And this will create your life..

Life will give you exactly what you’re asking for. You create your own reality, and you create how you want to live. Don’t live a life that someone else created. That’s their life. You go out there and create your own. Make desitions that are right for you – and start to LIVE your life.
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Simply love this, by Steve Jobs:

“Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it. You can influence it”

-Berit

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